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Membership

1.  How can I learn more about Global SchoolNet's projects and competitions?

General

2.  Are students permitted to login to Global SchoolNet and get involved in projects, virtual field trips, and expeditions?

Project Related

3.  Can you help us find projects or partners?

Partnerships

4.  Does your website accept advertising or sponsorships?

General

5.  Do you have any opportunities for homeschool families or is this limited to classroom use?

6.  How do we get started using Global SchoolNet?

Award

7.  How can I learn more about the Online Learning Awards?

Copyright

8.  How do I obtain permission to use a section of your web site for my own use?

9.  Would you be kind enough to provide a link to our site from your site.

10.  I respectfully request the use of you logo to provide a link to your site on our school web site.

11.  We are requesting permission to cite or link to your web address.

General

12.  What does Global SchoolNet do?

13.  I would like to volunteer for your organization.

14.  How can I receive information about the Global SchoolNet?

15.  How can I find partner classrooms or penpals?

16.  Do you have any job openings?

17.  I would like to be a member of this network. Please send me more information.

Partnerships

18.  We have a product that we think your members would be interested in. How can we work with you?

General

19.  Will Global SchoolNetstart charging for it's services?

20.  Are K-12 teachers eligible worldwide?

21.  Do you have programs suitable for University students?

Partnerships

22.  We are a youth organization and we would like to ask if its possible for us to partner on some areas that we work on that are similar to yours?

General

23.  How can I receive information about Global SchoolNet?

Grants

24.  I need grants, funding, or information about finding grants.

25.  Can you make a donation to our non-profit organization?

26.  How can we learn about the new GSN grant program and regarding availability?

Mailing List

27.  How do I subscribe to one of your mailing lists?

28.  How can I subscribe to your different news lists?

29.  How can I post an announcement to your members?

Membership

30.  How can I change my LOGIN, PASSWORD, or EMAIL address?

31.  If I sign up as a GSN member, please reassure me that I will not start receiving unsolicited "junk mail!"

32.  How do I make a contribution, where should I send a check?

Online Expeditions

33.  What is GSN's Online Expeditions newslist?

34.  How can I participate in the North Pole Solo expedition?

35.  We would like to participate in the North Pole Solo expedition.

36.  How do we join the Online Expeditions list?

37.  How we will be notified when there are new reports or images from the expedition?

38.  Are there any expeditions that will be starting soon?

39.  When does Wave Vidmar's expedition to the South Pole begin?

40.  When is Wave's trip to the South Pole?

Project Related

41.  How can we let your members kn

42.  How do I register for Friends and Flags?

43.  I'm having trouble/My Browser times out when I try and add my project to the Projects Registry

44.  How do I submit a project to your website?

45.  How do I create and post a Project Announcement?

46.  How can I announce my project through the Global Schoolhouse?

47.  I discovered that one of the links in the Projects Registry is not functioning.

48.  I am looking for a specific project on your website. How can I find it?

49.  I am very interested in your projects and would like to know when the deadlines are and how many of my classes can join?

Technical

50.  What software should I use to build web pages?

51.  Does GSN still host school web sites?

52.  Where can teachers who don't have access to a school server publish web projects?

53.  There is a link on your website that does not work.

Where is it located?

54.  Can you please give me any information you have on Jane Goodall?

55.  Do you have information about home schooling?

56.  Where can I find lessons in a specific subject area? (science, math, reading, bilingual lesson plans, etc.)

57.  Where's the hotlist of K12 school sites?


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Category: Membership

1.  How can I learn more about Global SchoolNet's projects and competitions?

Pledge your support to Global SchoolNet and help us keep our services free. Plus - there are extra benefits! Become a Contributing Member of the Global SchoolNet Foundation for $45.00.

Sign-up at:

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnmembers/contribute.cfm

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Category: General

2.  Are students permitted to login to Global SchoolNet and get involved in projects, virtual field trips, and expeditions?

No. All Global SchoolNet projects are teacher-directed. Only teachers, parent volunteers, or other designated adults may register projects. Students work under the supervision of these adults. The public can only view student work that has been pre-approved and published online with the proper permissions.

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Category: Project Related

3.  Can you help us find projects or partners?

Are you looking for online collaborative projects or partners? Do you have a project idea and need participants? Then the iPoPP is for you!

Combining the best of GlobalSchoolNet and eLanguages, you get the oldest (1995) online clearinghouse for teacher-conducted global learning projects.  The iPoPP contains more than 3,000 annotated listings – and is searchable by date, age level, geographic location, collaboration type, technology tools or keyword.

Submit your project at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/ipopp

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Category: Partnerships

4.  Does your website accept advertising or sponsorships?

Global SchoolNet does work with companies who are interested sponsoring or supporting our vision of collaborative learning.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnsponsor/index.cfm

1. Please let us know which of our programs you are interested in sponsoring.

2. Provide additional information about your company, product, or service.

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Category: General

5.  Do you have any opportunities for homeschool families or is this limited to classroom use?

Our programs, projects, and competitions are open to all public schools, private schools, home schools, independent study groups, and youth organizations worldwide.

Register now to become a member of Global SchoolNet. http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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6.  How do we get started using Global SchoolNet?

Take a Tour of the Global SchoolNet Website

Global SchoolNet's main purpose is to help teachers find collaborative learning partners and appropriate projects. Project-based learning opportunities are diverse, challenging and innovative -- ranging from understanding terrorism, the mathematics of music, exploring innovative waste management solutions, to creative story telling, online safety and studying global warming. There are learning projects for every age and to support every subject area. To get started using our content, tools and resources, we recommend that you explore the following features on our website at:

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsntour/

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Category: Award

7.  How can I learn more about the Online Learning Awards?

ISTE SIGOL is currently sponsoring the online learning awards.

To learn more, go to:

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnprojects/SIGOL/

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Category: Copyright

8.  How do I obtain permission to use a section of your web site for my own use?

Please see our statement on copyright at http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/site/termsofuse.html

Generally, you are free to copy and use any of the content on Web pages (c)Global SchoolNet for free, non-commercial educational use provided you preserve the original credits and copyright on each page.

Get our latest news by registering to become a Global SchoolNet member at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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9.  Would you be kind enough to provide a link to our site from your site.

You are encouraged to submit a message describing those services to our K-12 Opportunities mailing list. Learn more at http://www.globalschoolhouse.com/GSH/lists/k12opps.html

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10.  I respectfully request the use of you logo to provide a link to your site on our school web site.

You are free to link to any of the Global Schoolhouse(c) or Global SchoolNet(c) web pages for free, non-commercial educational use, provided you preserve the original credits and copyright on each page.

By linking to us, you agree to adhere to the stated terms of use.

Permission to use our logo is granted. You may download it from:

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/site/LinkToGSN.html

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11.  We are requesting permission to cite or link to your web address.

You are free to link to, copy, or use any web pages that are marked (c) Global SchoolNet for free, non-commercial educational use, provided you preserve the original credits and copyright on each page.

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Category: General

12.  What does Global SchoolNet do?

Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content-driven collaboration. We engage educators and students in meaningful e-learning projects worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. We prepare youth for full participation as productive and compassionate citizens in an increasing global economy. Founded in 1984, GSN is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization.

Over the past 25 years Global SchoolNet has provided top-level consulting and project management services for the e-learning industry. We have established a well-deserved record of excellence and a broad range of satisfied customers, including Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, the US Department of State, (ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education, World Future Society, and (PMIEF) Project Management Institute Education Foundation. Global SchoolNet has consistently received awards and honors for our innovation and leadership in interactive curriculum development, online community engagement, ed-tech product development, event-driven usage, increasing brand awareness, and web site traffic growth. In January 2012, Global SchoolNet was selected as one of the top 50 educational technology products that educators have enjoyed the most success with and that are making a difference in schools. (http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/our-readers-top-ed-tech-picks-for-2012/2/)

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13.  I would like to volunteer for your organization.

Global SchoolNet welcomes volunteers who support our vision of engaging youth from around the world in educational, cultural, and scientific projects.

We currently need volunteers to help with the following tasks:

*identifying grants and grant writing *media relations and public outreach *acquiring donations of prizes and other educational incentives to be distributed to our project schools *helping to implement Global SchoolNet programs in schools *writing articles and blogging about Global SchoolNet programs *producing video documentaries and podcasts about Global SchoolNet programs *conducting workshops and making presentations about Global SchoolNet at regional and national conferences

GSH Help Desk http://www.globalschoolnet.org

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14.  How can I receive information about the Global SchoolNet?

Global SchoolNet is an on-line educational web site that offers online curriculum, support services, educational internet based learning projects, and a vast number of other educational resources.

Founded in 1984 by teachers, GSN's mission is to develop, encourage, and support effective practices and programs that engage students in meaningful content and personal exchanges with people around the world to develop basic and advanced literacy and communication skills, create multi-cultural understanding, and prepare them for full participation as productive and effective citizens in an increasing global economy.

All information about Global SchoolNet can be printed from our web site at http://www.globalschoolnet.org

Get our latest news by registering to become a Global SchoolNet member at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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15.  How can I find partner classrooms or penpals?

The Global Schoolhouse doesn't foster basic penpal relationships primarily because our focus is on curriculum and NetPBL (Internet Project Based Learning). However, you can find partner classes for online projects by searching our Projects Registry at http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr.

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16.  Do you have any job openings?

Thank you for inquiring about job openings at Global SchoolNet. We recommend that you register to receive our monthly newsletters to be notified of any future employment opportunities.

Register at:

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/membership/members/login/register/

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17.  I would like to be a member of this network. Please send me more information.

Global SchoolNet combines smart teaching ideas with web publishing, video conferencing and other online tools that bridge geographic gaps, allowing young people around the world to learn together. Global SchoolNet is an international network of 90,000+ online educators, who engage in online project-based learning activities. We believe that all students and educators should have access to our learning content, therefore we offer our web services for free.

Get our latest news by registering to become a Global SchoolNet member at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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Category: Partnerships

18.  We have a product that we think your members would be interested in. How can we work with you?

Global SchoolNet is always interested in partnering opportunities that support our vision of engaging youth from around the world in educational, cultural, and scientific projects. Global SchoolNet empowers teachers and students to engage in international collaborative learning experiences. Please indicate how your product will help us to fulfill our vision.

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Category: General

19.  Will Global SchoolNetstart charging for it's services?

Global SchoolNet has been providing its free web services to the worldwide education community since 1984, and will continue to do so for as long as possible.

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20.  Are K-12 teachers eligible worldwide?

Yes. Educators who meet the specified criteria are eligible regardless of where they live.

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21.  Do you have programs suitable for University students?

We work with many universities who use our projects with their students.

For, example, several universities adapt the Doors to Diplomacy program.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/index.cfm

Although, only high school students are eligible to receive scholarships. The university students act a project coaches and mentors. Or, they can sign-up as project reviewers.

See http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/doors/_cfm/revform.cfm

If you have a project idea and you are looking for collaborators, you may register that project in our Project Registry at

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/GSH/pr/index.cfm

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Category: Partnerships

22.  We are a youth organization and we would like to ask if its possible for us to partner on some areas that we work on that are similar to yours?

Thank you for contacting Global SchoolNet. Global SchoolNet is always interested in partnering opportunities that support our vision of engaging youth from around the world in educational, cultural, and scientific projects.

We would be glad to learn more about your program and services. As we get MANY such requests, it is important that you tell us your thoughts about how you can help Global SchoolNet.

Please provide us with additional details and the URL of your web site, so that we may learn more about your organization.

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Category: General

23.  How can I receive information about Global SchoolNet?

Global SchoolNet is an on-line educational web site that offers online curriculum, support services, educational internet based learning projects, and a vast number of other educational resources.

Founded in 1984 by teachers, GSN's mission is to develop, encourage, and support effective practices and programs that engage students in meaningful content and personal exchanges with people around the world to develop basic and advanced literacy and communication skills, create multi-cultural understanding, and prepare them for full participation as productive and effective citizens in an increasing global economy.

Get our latest news by registering to become a Global SchoolNet member at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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Category: Grants

24.  I need grants, funding, or information about finding grants.

Global SchoolNet Foundation offers many support services at no cost for teachers who conduct telecollaboration projects. We do not provide funding or grants or grant-finding resources. You may want to check some of the following sites:

U.S. Department of Education: Funding Opportunities http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml

Grant Opportunities http://www.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_opportunities.jsp

eSchool News http://www.eschoolnews.com/funding/

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25.  Can you make a donation to our non-profit organization?

We are also a non-profit that relies on donations. Although, we are unable to provide monetary support, we do provide all of our online projects and services free of charge to educators. We hope your teachers and students will be able participate in our activities soon.

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26.  How can we learn about the new GSN grant program and regarding availability?

All announcements will be distributed through various education mailing lists, including the Global Schoolhouse membership list. The best way to be kept informed is to register as a GSN member at http://www.globalschoolnet.org/membership.

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Category: Mailing List

27.  How do I subscribe to one of your mailing lists?

From the Web: You can use our web interface to subscribe to any of our mailing lists. Go to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/lists/

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28.  How can I subscribe to your different news lists?

You can use our web interface to subscribe to any of Global SchoolNet's mailing lists. Please read the list descriptions and choose the list that fits yor needs.

Go to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/lists/

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29.  How can I post an announcement to your members?

Global SchoolNet maintains the K12opps newslist as a central location to post announcements of interest to educators - free software, contests, conferences, training opportunities, educational Web sites, and other opportunities for educators.

K12opps will be of particular interest to teachers and parents of primary and secondary students (ages 6-18), as well as higher education teacher preparation programs.

Only members of this list may post messages. If you want to "get the word out" about a noteworthy education related opportunity, SUBSCRIBE to the list and then send a message containing all details to: gsn-k12opps-list@topica.com

To learn more, go to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/lists/

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Category: Membership

30.  How can I change my LOGIN, PASSWORD, or EMAIL address?

Go to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.cfm

Point at the red HOME menu bar. It should drop down and reveal LOGIN.

Click on LOG IN and log into your account.

Point at the red HOME menu bar again. It should drop down and reveal EDIT YOUR PROFILE. Click on that and change your login, password, or email address.

OR you can accomplish all of these tasks by going directly to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnmembers/

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31.  If I sign up as a GSN member, please reassure me that I will not start receiving unsolicited "junk mail!"

We send out one or two messages each month, letting you know sbout special Global SchoolNet events, projects, or promotions.

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32.  How do I make a contribution, where should I send a check?

THank you for your inquiry.

Make your check payable to Global SchoolNet Foundation

Write your email address on your check.

Mail your check to:

Global SchoolNet Foundation 132 N. El Camino Real, STE 395 Encinitas, CA 92024

Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to process your contribution and mail your complimentary software. Please note that the value of the gifts you will receive is $10.00 which you should deduct from the total charitable contribution that you report to the IRS. When we receive your contribution we will send you a receipt for your records.

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Category: Online Expeditions

33.  What is GSN's Online Expeditions newslist?

Global SchoolNet maintains the Online Expeditions newslist as a central location to post announcements of interest to educators. Online Expeditions will be of particular interest to teachers and parents of primary and secondary students (ages 6-18), as well as higher education teacher preparation programs.

Online Expedition programs provide opportunities for students to participate in standards-based curriculum, which is centered around real-world, field-based expeditions. Programs offer a variety of classroom ideas, online dispatches, video and audio links, photographs, maps, glossaries, and resources. Students can improve their reading, writing, math, science and social skills through participation. These inquiry-based learning activities facilitate collaboration between students, teachers, scientists, and explorers with peers around the globe.

Join this list if you want to learn about upcoming Online Expedition opportunities and participate in Online Expeditions group dialogue.

Learn more at: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/expeditions/

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34.  How can I participate in the North Pole Solo expedition?

You should request to be subscribed to GSN’s Online Expeditions List. To complete the process, you will receive an email from GSN-expeditions-list@topica.com asking you to confirm your subscription.

Join this list if you want to learn about upcoming Online Expedition opportunities (including North Pole Solo 2004) and participate in Online Expeditions group dialogue.

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35.  We would like to participate in the North Pole Solo expedition.

We have received your request to participate in the North Pole Expedition. To do so, you must be subscribed to GSN’s Online Expeditions List. To complete the process, you will receive an email from GSN-expeditions-list@topica.com asking you to confirm your subscription.

Please join this list if you want to learn about upcoming Online Expedition opportunities (including North Pole Solo 2004) and participate in Online Expeditions group dialogue.

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36.  How do we join the Online Expeditions list?

You have asked to be subscribed to GSN’s Online Expeditions List. To complete the process, you will receive an email from GSN-expeditions-list@topica.com asking you to confirm your subscription.

Join this list if you want to learn about upcoming Online Expedition opportunities and participate in Online Expeditions group dialogue.

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37.  How we will be notified when there are new reports or images from the expedition?

We will be sending out updates, as we receive them. You can also check the web directly at http://northpolesoloexpedition.com

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38.  Are there any expeditions that will be starting soon?

The best way to learn about up coming expedition opportunities is to register as a member of Global SchoolNet, so that you receive our monthly announcements.

Register at http://www.globalschoolnet.org/membership/index.html

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39.  When does Wave Vidmar's expedition to the South Pole begin?

American Wave Vidmar, 41, is preparing for a solo/unsupported expedition to the South Pole, beginning early November 2005.

Vidmar plans to leave from McMurdo Base, near Scott Base, on the southern portion of Antarctica, in hopes of becoming the first American to trek solo and unsupported to the geographic South Pole. The 900 mile journey is expected to last approximately 2 months.

Vidmar previously walked, skied, and swam over 400 miles toward the North Pole in 2004. Logistics forced him to be taken off the ice before he could complete the trek to the pole.

Asked about his coming trip, Vidmar had this to say: “I’m not going because I want to be the first American to the pole, though that is a positive benefit from this expedition. I want to go for myself, and to show others that they too can achieve their own dreams and goals. It takes belief in yourself, or at least the willingness to try.”

Vidmar will drag a sledge weighing 250 lbs (113 kg), with enough food and equipment to last 70 days. Much of his equipment he custom-made for this expedition. His training regimen includes dragging a 140-lb semi-truck tire, swimming underwater, mtn. biking, and eating lots of high-calorie foods.

Vidmar needs to gain an additional 30-50 lbs since his frame, he claims, normally holds 3% body fat (or less). He’ll need the extra fat and weight to fuel him, as well as help keep him warm. “Gaining weight is probably the biggest challenge for me, even more so than the actual expedition” stated Vidmar.

Vidmar plans to send out daily updates, including pictures using Contact 3 software. Schools around the globe will be able to participate, and a few classrooms will get to talk live with Vidmar from the South Pole via satellite phone. Once he reaches the Pole, he will fly out and head back to the States.

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40.  When is Wave's trip to the South Pole?

As you can imagine, there are many unknowns with these kinds of real world expeditions -- and with the explorers who are involved with the adventures.

American Wave Vidmar is preparing for a solo/unsupported expedition to the South Pole - however, the timeline has not been confirmed.

We are in communications with Wave and we will send out an announcement, as soon as we know more details.

In the meantime, you may want to check Wave's website at:

http://www.northpolesolo.com/home.html

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Category: Project Related

41.  How can we let your members kn

Please visit our Internet Proj

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42.  How do I register for Friends and Flags?

The Friends and Flags project is still be run on a limited basis. You may contact Karen Eini directly. Karen is the project coordinator and her email is kareneini@gmail.com

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43.  I'm having trouble/My Browser times out when I try and add my project to the Projects Registry

If you have problems submitting your project at Global SchoolNet's Project's Registry you may enter your project information in the template below and send it via email to: Webmaster@globalschoolnet.org

NOTE: TO USE THIS EMAIL PROJECT TEMPLATE YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED USER AT HTTP://GLOBALSCHOOLNET.ORG

WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED ENTERING ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION SEND IT TO: Webmaster@globalschoolnet.org

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BASIC PROJECT INFORMATION (REQUIRED) ------------------------------------ PROJECT TITLE:

PROJECT BEGIN and END DATES:

NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS:

AGE RANGE:

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone / U.S.A. / These countries:

PROJECT SUMMARY:

PROJECT LEVEL (delete the line that does not apply): Basic (simple information exchange) / OR: Advanced (complex processing of data)

CURRICULUM AREAS: (delete all that do not apply) Arts; Business; Community Interest; English as Foreign Language; Health; History; Information Technology; International Relations; Language; Mathematics; Multicultural Studies; Physical Education/Sports; Science; Social Studies; Technology; Vocational Education

TECHNOLOGIES & INFORMATION TYPES USED: (delete all that do not apply) Exchange Technologies: Blogs; Desktop Document Sharing; Digital Portfolios; Discussion Forum; Email, List server; FTP; Live Audio/Video Conference; Live Text Conference: IRC,Chat,IM; Postal Mail; Student created Webs; Voice over IP; Web-published;

Information Types: Audio: files, clips, CDs, tapes; Cultural Packages via postal mail; Database: data, analysis; Graphics: photo,draw,paint; Spreadsheet: data, analysis; Text: stories, essays, letters; Video: files, clips, CDs, tapes

FULL PROJECT DESCRIPTION (optional):

PROJECT OBJECTIVES (optional):

PROJECT URL (optional):

-------------------------------------------------------------- --------- PROJECT REGISTRATION INFORMATION (REQUIRED) -------------------------------- REGISTRATION DATES (From - To): REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

YOUR CONTACT EMAIL:

YOUR NAME:

YOUR SCHOOL NAME: SCHOOL ADDRESS:

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44.  How do I submit a project to your website?

Please visit our Projects Registry for information how to create a successful collaborative project announcement. You will have your announcement entered into our registry and sent out to our Hilites Project Mailing List members.

Go to http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnpr

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45.  How do I create and post a Project Announcement?

Please visit our Internet Projects Registry at http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr/ for information on creating a successful collaborative project and to have your project entered into our registry and sent to our Hilites Project Mailing List.

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46.  How can I announce my project through the Global Schoolhouse?

Add your project to our Projects Registry! http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr/

All projects posted to our registry will be included in all searches within our Projects Registry, where teachers around the world can find it. We'll also post your announcement to our Hilites mailing list, an email project announcement list containing over 3000 educational subscribers.

Please consider using our Projects Registry for *all* of your future projects announcements! Doing so will increase the exposure your project receives, auto-send your project(s) to our Hilites mailing list, and help Global SchoolNet build a database of quality Internet projects.

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47.  I discovered that one of the links in the Projects Registry is not functioning.

School web servers are frequently unresponsive in the summer. However, we cannot investigate non-working links unless you provide the exact page URL.

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48.  I am looking for a specific project on your website. How can I find it?

You can find the project by looking in the Projects Registery located at http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr/

Type in a keyword in the keyword search (located towards the bottom of the page) and you will see a display of projects.

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49.  I am very interested in your projects and would like to know when the deadlines are and how many of my classes can join?

We offer many projects throughout the school year. The projects are free and there is no limit to how many students can participate. The best way to keep informed of when projects begin is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Register to become a member and receive the newsletter at http://www.globalschoolnet.org/login/NewUserForm.cfm

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Category: Technical

50.  What software should I use to build web pages?

Finding the right software for web page construction is like trying to figure out which is the right car to buy. Unfortunately, we don't have all the answers for you but we *can* help you make a decision.

Here are some questions you need to consider:

1. What type of computer will I be using to edit or create web pages, a Macintosh, or a PC?

2. Is my computer equipped to handle the latest software for web page construction? Two popular pieces of software are: Microsoft FrontPage - http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/ Apple Web Construction Kit - http://ed.info.apple.com/education/products/webkit.html

You'll need to visit the above links to determine if your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the software.

3. When I build the web page where will it go? This is important because if you choose FrontPage to use as your web page editor (which works on both Mac and PC) you will then need to make sure that your Internet Service Provider or web hosting company supports Front Page publishing on their servers.

4. Do you know enough before deciding to buy software? Try to take some time to learn more about HTML and web page design before deciding on which software to buy.

A great place to start is our web tuturial on Harnessing the Power of the Web at: http://www.globalschoolhouse.com/web/

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51.  Does GSN still host school web sites?

Global SchoolNet provides a service that allows educators to find or register their own projects. Unfortunately, at this time, GSN cannot provide Web space on our server for the actual projects. However, there are many other locations that offer this service. Listed below are a few web sites which offer free web space:

Yahoo Geocities http://geocities.yahoo.com/ Fortune City http://www.fortunecity.com/cobrand/trellix/default.htm Free Web Space http://www.freewebspace.com/ Homestead http://www.homestead.com/

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52.  Where can teachers who don't have access to a school server publish web projects?

Global SchoolNet provides a service that allows educators to find or register their own projects. Unfortunately, at this time, GSN cannot provide Web space on our server for the actual projects. However, there are many other locations that offer this service. Listed below are a few web sites which offer free web space:

Yahoo Geocities http://geocities.yahoo.com/ Fortune City http://www.fortunecity.com/cobrand/trellix/default.htm Free Web Space http://www.freewebspace.com/ Homestead http://www.homestead.com/

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53.  There is a link on your website that does not work.

Thanks for letting us know about this problem. If you discover any others that do not work, please let us know and we will fix them.

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Category: Where is it located?

54.  Can you please give me any information you have on Jane Goodall?

The Global Schoolhouse was pleased to host the Dr. Jane Goodall Institute web site for 4 years. We are happy to announce that the Jane Goodall Institute now has their own web site. You may go there by clicking here: http://www.janegoodall.org

P.O. Box 14890 * Silver Spring, MD * 20911-4890 Phone: (301) 565-0086 * Fax: (301) 565-3188

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55.  Do you have information about home schooling?

The Global Schoolhouse doesn't gather information about Home Schooling but The HomeSchool Zone is a great place to start. Head to: http://www.homeschoolzone.com/ for more information.

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56.  Where can I find lessons in a specific subject area? (science, math, reading, bilingual lesson plans, etc.)

We offer numerous projects, programs, and lessons on our website. If you're looking for collaborative projects, click on GLOBAL SCHOOLHOUSE.

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57.  Where's the hotlist of K12 school sites?

Global SchoolNet is proud to have hosted the Hotlist from 1995-1999. If you are looking for more great opportunities for educators, check out our mailing lists at http://www.globalschoolhouse.com/lists

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